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Cleaning up a General Mess

A couple of weeks ago, news came out in India that General Motors’ Tavera SUVs had not been meeting emission standards since 2005. It seems that certain GM employees kept special “lower emission”...GM has had to recall more than 100,000 of its Tavera SUVs, suspend production of other models, and fire a raft of executives in the U.S. and India. A simple in-use compliance testing program could...
Published 2013.08.16: Blog Post

Policy summary: India's vehicle emissions control program

The ICCT has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the past, present, and potential future direction of vehicle emission control measures in India, setting Indian policy options in the context...
Published 2013.07.03: Publication

More on the costs and benefits of clean fuels and vehicles in India

We recently held a webinar on the costs and benefits of clean vehicles and fuels in India. This was the last in a series of webinars we have conducted this year to highlight the benefits of tighter...Notes from the final webinar in the series recently concluded on India.
Published 2012.12.26: Blog Post

EU consumer organizations asking for more realistic vehicle testing

CO2 emission values for type approval of new cars are determined under laboratory conditions. But real-world driving cannot be perfectly simulated in the laboratory; for example, in laboratory...BEUC, FIA, and ANEC are demanding that the European Commission address the growing gap between type-approval and real-world CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
Published 2012.12.14: Blog Post

Reducing vehicle emissions in India: Cost and benefit estimates

The ICCT is completing a long-term study of India’s program to control vehicular air pollution, as that country seeks to reap the full social and economic benefits of increased mobility. The final...
Published 2012.12.03: Event

Assembling vehicle technology cost data for the European market

Setting effective CO2 standards for vehicles requires knowledge of the technical potential and the associated costs. Obtaining comprehensive and transparent data on vehicle technologies, their effect...ICCT has been working with the consultancies Ricardo and FEV to transfer technology assessment data assembled in developing U.S. regulations on LDV CO2 emissions to the European context. The results...
Published 2012.11.05: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2012

  The 2013 edition of European Vehicle Market Statistics is now available And see the EU Pocketbook online, eupocketbook.theicct.org, for interactive charts and underlying data.   The 2012 edition of...
Published 2012.10.29: Publication

Reducing pollutant emissions and fuel consumption in 2- and 3-wheelers in India: A technical assessment

Motorcycle sales in India have been growing at double-digit rates, and recently passed the million-vehicle-per-month mark. With annual sales five times those of passenger cars, motorcycles dominate...
Published 2012.10.15: Event

Reducing automobile CO2 emissions: Can the EU draw lessons from Japan?

A few months ago we were contacted by some grad students from the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Free University Berlin who were working on a comparison of vehicle CO2 regulation...Some notes on, and a link to, a recent project report from students at the Free University Berlin comparing policy-making progress.
Published 2012.08.16: Blog Post

CleanTransportation podcast

New US passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–2025 may be finalized as early as August 15—next week. CT podcast has interviews with Drew Kodjak and John German on the...
Published 2012.08.10: News

A Bigger Plan for Bharat IV

In a recent Times of India article, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said what we’ve been saying all along: that Bharat IV standards should be implemented nationwide, and a...Now even the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers agrees that Bharat IV standards should be implemented nationwide, and a roadmap to Euro VI standards drawn up quickly. Is it feasible?
Published 2012.08.08: Blog Post

Mexico light-duty vehicle CO2 and fuel economy standards

On July 12, 2012, the Government of Mexico officially published proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs—...
Published 2012.07.19: Publication

A shining example of interagency collaboration

Update: Download our policy summary here [PDF] The Mexican government has published the final proposal (Proyecto) for fuel economy / CO2 standards in the Diario Oficial de la Federación, along with...Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards are available for public comment.
Published 2012.07.13: Blog Post

Civic Forum on Clean Vehicles and Fuels: Opportunities and Challenges

Vehicles are an important source of the air pollutants carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and greenhouse gases emissions. Many of...
Published 2012.06.14: Event

Estimated cost of emission reduction technologies for LDVs

The cost of meeting standards for conventional pollutant emissions is a perennial bone of contention in arguments over vehicle emission regulations. The public health benefits of the most stringent...
Published 2012.06.11: Publication

Reducing Vehicular Emissions in India (webinar notes)

The initial ICCT India team webinar on India's vehicle emissions and fuels policies, broadcast April 26, was well received. We had a little trouble with recording the webinar, so we can't make the...Presentation and some follow-up from a webinar broadcast by the India team 26 April 2012.
Published 2012.05.02: Blog Post

The Potential of Lower Vehicular Emissions in Indian Cities

There are currently around 90 cities that India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) identified as critically polluted. Particulate matter (PM), especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5),...
Published 2012.04.20: Publication

EU car manufacturers likely to meet 2015 CO2 target early

Most people have some dates they eagerly anticipate, over and above the usual birthdays and anniversaries. Some are easier to explain than others. For the ICCT’s passenger vehicles team, the date of...According to preliminary ICCT internal data, the average CO2 emission level of new passenger cars in the EU in 2011 was around 135 g/km. This equals approximately 5.3 l/100 km of fuel consumption (...
Published 2012.04.12: Blog Post

Urban off-cycle NOx emissions from Euro IV/V trucks and buses

Despite meeting more stringent regulatory standards for exhaust emissions during type approval, many Euro IV and Euro V heavy-duty vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems...
Published 2012.04.10: Publication

Webinar: EU vehicle market (15 Feb.)

On 15 February 2012 at 1300 GMT the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership will host a one-hour webinar by the ICCT's regional lead for Europe, Peter Mock, on the technical and environmental characteristics...
Published 2012.02.09: Event

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